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Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 12:00am EST
are watching al jazeera's special coverage of the death of nelson mandela. people all over the world mourning the death of the man they called madiba. these are the feeds coming live from johannesburg, outside the home of the south african antiapartheid hero. this is where he decide last night surrounded by his family. crowds of we'll wishers have been gathering, dancing, swimming, praising his life. they are there to celebrate his achievements and mourn his passing. nelson mandela, south africa's first black president was 95, dying in the company of his family after a long battle against lung infections. let's listen to what some of these people had to say gathered outside his home. >> i'm very sad. i met him when i was young. i grew up with him. i was very sad. i'm not happy that he gets to rest in piece. what he did for the country. i was telling my friend now, that if i was him i wouldn't be friends with him. i wouldn't be together. . >> obviously i'm shocked and sadden. it's hurtful. i was born in 1994. he fought for everything. i wouldn't be able to be here around my family. i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
of nelson mandela. >> hello, i'm here at the f.n.b. stadium in soweto, where the world is paying its respects to nelson mandela. >> hello, live from doha withage of the memorial service. more than 70 powerful leaders of the world are attending. some will be making speeches. people have come from far and wide to take part. >> we've been singing the whole night. >> right now tens of thousands of people, including some of the most powerful in the world are inside a stadium in johannesburg. they are there for a memorial service for nelson mandela and these are pictures live from the venue where the event is getting underway. the seats are filling up quickly. more than 70 world leaders are at the event with speeches expected from the south african president, jacob zuma, u.s. president obama, and u.s. vernal -- certainly ban ki-moon - just a few of the speakers. the services are taking place at the f.n.b. stadium, built for the football world cup which south africa opened in 2010, and where nelson mandela had his last appearance. the stadium has room for 95,000, many dignitaries and heads
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
the wrights. joining us here in the studio, she helped to organize nelson mandela's first tour after he was released from prison, and it was really quite soon after his release, can you take us back to that moment? it is june of 1990, and america is seeing nelson mandela, how emotional was it here? >> it was really pan polonium. it was. i remember when the mayor described him as the modern day black moses, and i think that for me, being part of the first national u.s. tour, i felt like i got a chance to see america at its best, because new york in particular went crazy. >> there were thousands of people in the streets. >> there were an estimated hundreds of thousands of people. from his first appearance in brooklyn, to the motor kade, with cuomo down broadway. people were crying. >> there were people with bannering saying irish for mandela, everybody in their offices were out, it was just an amazing and exhilarating moment. and i think that the whole idea of mandela, obviously he is part of a lineage, not just in south africa, but in terms of the anti-clonian independent movement, in
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm EST
frienf nelson mandela. >> and following up with a discussion about nelson mandela is allan bosak. >> i appreciate you being here. i have to point out you are an iconic and important figure in your own right remember we are talking about a man that is more than a generation behind nelson mandela a and involved in the se struggle. can you talk about the inspiration that he was even those years a he was hidden awa. >> he was an invises invis i ir and he is a strong symbol of the memory othe -- in the memory ofe people of what he left behind. hiand his determination to stand for the ideals he stood for. >> he was an indescribable inspiration for us. i have never heard his voice or seen his face but every time i spoke about mandela i knew this was the leader h we need. >> was he able to give direction to those of you involved in the movement to thre try to change things. >> the only contact with the outside word was his lawyer and his wife. and they could not speak strategy in prison where everything's was tamed and the police new what wal was going o. what he fought for and struggled for a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 9:00pm EST
commemoration for nelson mandela. crowds will be filling in the stadium in just a few hours. >>> urging officials to use restraint in ukraine. thousands of protestors are demanding the leaders resign. opposition party officials in kiev, police have blocked off several protest tent camps set up near government buildings. those are the headlines, i'm john siegenthaler. i'll see you back here 11:00 eastern, 8:00 pacific time. see you then. >> on america tonight: a medical break through, a treatment that could be critical to the future of many patients in the fight against cancer. >> it's not a drug. it's actually engineered cells. they are growing within the patient. they are attacking the cancer wherever it is. >> also tonight, veterans serving again. how their work brings more hope to the philippines one month after the super-typhoon. >> it really hasn't hit you until you have actually felt it experienced it yourself. >> and a caring bite. the new movement towards sharing a meal and a a tast taste of self-respect. >> and good evening, thank you for joining us, i'm joie chen. we begin our
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am EST
nelson mandela and the changes he made in their lives. >>> later in our program, market value, the restaurant that's dirk up a commodity in a california community. consider this: the news of the day plus so much more. >> we begin with the government shutdown. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> we've heard you talk about the history of suicide in your family. >> there's no status quo, just the bottom line. >> but, what about buying shares in a professional athlete? al jazeera america is growing and now more americans are getting the high quality, original, in-depth reporting al jazeera america is known for. >> to find out more about al jazeera america go to aljazeera.com away. >> the long walk to a final rest has begun in south africa. where leaders are moving in now to remember nelson mandela. nearly 100 heads of state and leaders, former president of the country, nelson mandela died thursday at the age of 95. a national tribute to mandela w
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 9:00pm EST
next weeks. >> and ahead a legend departs. a tribute to nelson mandela's full and inspiring life - next.Ñ >> finally this hour we pay tribute to an extraordinary figure of the 20th century. nelson mandela died on thursday at at the age of 95. he was given the name rolihlahla dalibhunga, translated as trouble maker. to his clan he was madeba. to his country he was tata. the world will remember nelson mandela as the father of his nation, whose resolve and leadership, through decades of oppression and 27 years in prison for south africa to finally end the cruelty of apartheid. his dignity inspired the people of his own homeland and those that worked for freedom and civil rights across the world. many offer tribe utes that somehow seem to full short of describing nelson mandela, so we began with the great man's own words, the ones we will all remember of him. "dif", he once wrote to his wife, "break some men, but make others. real leaders must be willing to sacrifices all for the freedom of their people. i can rest only for a moment for with freedom come responsibilities, and i dare
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 5:00pm EST
legacy of nelson mandela. religious services are being held across the globe. tuesday official memorial service. >> troops are in central african republic to stablilize the colony. more than 400 have been killed, thousands fled the capital. >> those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. for news all day head to aljazeera.com. have a great day and the rest of the weekend. [[voiceover]] no doubt about it, innovation changes our lives. opening doors ... opening possibilities. taking the impossible from lab ... to life. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. >> every morning from 5 to 9am al jazeera america brings you more us and global news than any other american news channel. find out what happened and what to expect. >> start every morning, every day, 5am to 9 eastern with al jazeera america. tÑ every sunday night al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. an act of terror then a rush to justice for pan am flight
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00am EST
. >> the white house announced president obama and mrs. obama will attend the ceremony for nelson mandela on tuesday. it's part of a week of events to honour the south african leader. those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. check >> into this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm morgan radford with your headlines. a cold snap across much of the country is paralyzing travel on the road and in the air. several deaths have been linked to the icy weather which is bringing snow to the midwest, the family of a u.s. veteran released from custody is asking for privacy. merrill newman is spending his first day back after an 85-year-old was detained by allegedly commit iing crimes. france says hundreds more troops arrived in the south african republic to safehe
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